Poetry is considered to be one of the best ways to voice out ones feelings in the form of words. There are different kinds of poems to write from and every type of poetry denotes a special kind of emotion. Poems talk about friendship, love, life, spiritual feelings, nature, sadness, happiness, death and the other kinds of poems to write are for children that denote small things like animals, birds, alphabets, flowers, relationships etc in a sing-song and funny way.
Let us take a brief look at all the different kinds of poems to write and what they indicate.
Limerick – Limericks are funny and witty poems that are five lines long and they have a very distinctive rhythm. The first, second and the fifth lines that are usually longer and always rhyme with each other and the third and the fourth lines that are usually short and rhyme with each other.
Sonnet – A sonnet is a rhyming poem consisting of 14 lines. Invented in the 14th century by the famous poet Dante along with Italian philosopher Francisco Petrarch, it was not known for a long time. It was only when some great writers like William Shakespeare came across this kind of poetry; it was developed and made famous. These kinds of poems to write usually use an iambic meter in every line and the ending words of every lines rhyme.
Haiku – Haiku are old Japanese kinds of poems to write that are short and consists of 3 line and 17 syllables. These poems usually talk about nature and emotions as its theme and have precise punctuations. These kinds of poems to write consist of 5 syllables in its 1st line, 7 syllables in its 2nd line and the 3rd line consists of 5 syllables.
Tanka – These kinds of poems to write consist of 5 lines and 31 syllables. The first 3 lines have their origin in Haiku poems (5-7-5) syllables and the rest 2 lines consist of 7 syllables each. These poems are also of Japanese origin.
Diamonte – Diamonte are one of the easiest kinds of poems to write. They usually comprise of 16 words and 7 lines. The first line consists of one syllable – the subject, the 2nd line consists of 2 adjectives describing the subject, the 3rd line consists of 3 words that describe the subject but end with -ing-, the 4th line consists of 4 words – the first two tell about the subject and the last 2 opposites of those two words, the 5th line consists of 3 words that describe the opposites in the 4th line and end with -ing-, the 6th line consists of 2 adjectives that describe those opposites from line 4 and the 7th line consists of one word that is the opposite of the 1st word from line one.
Couplets – Couplets too are one the easiest kinds of poems to write and consist of only 2 lines. These lines rhyme with each other and can be a poem on its own or can be a part of a bigger poem.